Tue, Mar 3

POL 300-800, Global Diplomacy
Spring 2020 | warkentin.xyz/300

Housekeeping

Discussion

Ch. 8, Cyber-diplomacy

  1. In what specific ways can a state engage in cyber-diplomacy? Which of these is/are most useful, and why?
  2. Do states necessarily benefit from increased opportunities to engage in cyber-diplomacy? Explain your answer.
  3. How has the increased speed of diplomacy, created by the use of cyber-diplomacy, influenced the norms of diplomacy?
  4. Should states regulate the use of cyber-diplomacy, as they have other aspects of diplomacy? How so, or why not?
  5. How much attention should cyber-diplomacy receive in an informed study of global diplomacy? Justify your response.

Ch. 9, International financial relations

  1. What, exactly, do international financial institutions have to do with "global diplomacy"?
  2. How much do we really need to know about the particulars of this issue? Which particulars, and why?
  3. Are the IMF and World Bank the best forums for handling these international relations? Why or why not?
  4. Absent the IMF and World Bank, how would these issues be addressed? How should they be, and why?
  5. What "lessons learned" from international financial diplomacy also apply to other issue areas? How so?